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Flash for Freedom! (The Flashman Papers, Book 5)

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Cassy - A young female slave who helps Flashman escape from his imprisoners in Mississippi. Courageous and passionate she bemuses Flashman by her mixed judgments of his character.

Another memory I have is of my mom and I going to an ATM to withdraw cash. Here in South Korea, many ATMs are equipped with an automated voice system that says things like, “Thank you for your transaction. Our bank will do its best to provide its customers with the best services.” On the way home, my mom whispered to me, “Seongmin, the person behind the machine must be really tired having to say the same message all day long to each person while sitting in such a small box.” The AudioDVD format is not the same as traditional CDs and does not work on CD players. Please be sure to use one of the players mentioned above. joke relating to the feud between Trinity and Balliol Colleges in Oxford (too politically-incorrect, It’s all tremendous stuff, full of the usual (on Fraser’s part) erudition and wit and (on Flashy’s part) lechery, as well as, of course, the historical tweaking: Flashman meets a young Disraeli, a young Lincoln, and even serves as the inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe’s famous book. Superb historical parody, historical fiction, and pure entertainment all in one. Oh, a final thought: Flashy’s definitely gotten a lot braver since the first book. Scared or not, it takes guts to pull a gun on a killer, or even keep one’s wits enough to play-act in the face of danger. That’s most likely a good thing, of course; as a reader, one can take only so much helpless, quivering terror from the narrator.

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From Flashman's point of view, the basic facts are these: Flashman's father-in-law owns shares in the (illegal)

The most entertaining anti-hero in a long time Moves from one ribald and deliciously corrupt episode to the next Wonderful and scandalous. Publishers Weekly

Flash for Freedom may not be as outrageous as the original (which for its sheer devil-may-care indulgence in all manners of sordidness even now is still fresh in my mind), but it’s up there. As a piece of historical fiction oddly reminiscent of old boy adventure books, yet with a definite MATURE audience in mind (one can’t stress this enough), The Flash series remains awfully tough to beat. The editorial annotations which accompany - and often correct - details of the stories Flashman divulges in his memoir are just icing on the cake for a history buff like me. Never can get enough of them. Good-bye,’ says Cassy, and that was the last I ever saw of her – or of the two thousand dollars we had had between us.” in my gallery of happy acquaintances. "Mr. Flashman?" says he. He had an odd, husky voice with what sounded like a I left North Korea in late 2009 when I was 23. At the time, the scale of my work and business was growing, but so too was the frequency of authorities’ apprehension of my underground activities. The rewards and risks were escalating, and I didn’t know whether it would continue to be ultimately worth it. One of Harry Flashman's few positive qualities is a sharp eye for a hypocrite, and we see the two-faced dealings of British lords who abhor far-off slavery but own local factories where children are worked to death, and the paternalistic American abolitionists who think of themselves as benevolent angels rescuing "simple creatures" from bondage. We're also treated to a portrait of young Abraham Lincoln, one of the few characters in the series perceptive enough to instantly see Flashman for the "rascal" he is.

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